Wednesday, 4 July 2012

WOYWW - long flight for little owl

Good morning all - Happy WOYWW!!!

Just before I show you my work table today let me show you the little character waving from the creeper.
He has a long flight to Oz ahead of him so he is soaking up the sun before he sets off!
He is about 4 inches tall and made from a recycled and felted Laura Ashley woollen jumper. He has hand stitched feathers and beaded claws and beak with little button eyes. Cute!!





Next - a quick look at the really lovely ATC that Sue H made specially for me. It has a beautifully embroidered flower head, worked in silver thread and beads. I love the colour and the stamping, sentiment, embellishment - well everything really - it's fab isn't it. Thanks lots Sue.







And lastly lots of gorgeousness on my table today!!!


  • Pretty hand embroidered napkins and tray cloth - car boot finds
  • Little dumfling cards that Maxine has made - each one is a tiny dumfling with a miniature scene of hand embroidered flowers. 
  • Tiny seascape dumflings waiting to be mounted
  • Framed pics on the window sill are now in the blog shop - click here if you are interested.
  • My favourite magazines -  Stitch and Quilting Arts 
 Ok folks short and sweet but plenty to snoop!

Thanks to all who popped in here last week and for all your positive comments - you really are a lovely bunch. Now let's get over to see what our good buddy Julia has in store for us today!
x Jo

41 comments:

Tina Gilmore said...

Love the little owl but what sunshine is he soaking up?...have you secretly gone off to find sunny climes without telling us? See you soon xxx

Annie said...

Fab desk full of goodies today Jo. Hope the little owl's wings don't get too tired.
Hugs,
A x

Twiglet said...

I must have dashed out during that one minute of sunshine that we had over the weekend Tina!! Another wet day here today. x Jo

kath said...

happy woyww...wow you have been busy in the stitching department...lots f gorgeous makes and your new arrival is so darned cute...hugs kath xxx

Neil said...

Hi there. Nice to pop in and see your creative world this week. I won't stay long; don't want to give you my cold! Hope you have a good creative week though.
Neil # 33

jill said...

lovely crafting desk & cute little owl. I hope he has a safe journey. happy crafting jill #43

Franka Benjaminsen said...

A great post this week. Love the Laura Ashley owl. Maybe i have an old LA jumper, so this is a good idea. The embroidered ATC looks brilliant too. And on your desk I love these seascape dumflings most. Thanks for sharing and have a happy WOYWW. xFranka #34

inkypinkycraft said...

Your desk has some wonderful things on and that little owl is so cute!!! Trace x 52

Anna said...

Your desk looks like so much fun! And you are so creative, doing so many different crafts! Have a happy WOYWW!

Zildara - #70

KatzElbows said...

I always love your desk, so many cool things going on. Plus you've totally inspired me: I've signed up for a wet felting class. It's not for ages, but I'm very excited. Thank you.

cheers, rachel #53

Helen said...

Hi Jo, Sues ATC is gorgeous. What a lovely subject for an ATC. Your desk is definitely full of goodness. The seascapes are my favourite. WOYWW Hugs Helen 64

Neet said...

A wealth of lovely pictures today Jo. Love the goodies on your desk and the fab atc you got from Sue H. Then of course, last but certainly not least, what a delightful little fella waving from the tree. he is lovely.
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #3 xx

Redanne said...

Sunshine, now what is that exactly........glad you are getting some! Love the owl, he is a little darling and love the cards with felt pictures, they are beautiful - you are such a clever pair. Crafty hugs, Anne x #49

sandra de said...

Lovely goodies on your desk and it looks like the little owl will love flying to OZ.
Sandra @99

Helen said...

sunshine?? he is cute - hope he enjoys his trip to Oz. That atc is so lovely too, as are all the things on your desk again. Have a good day, Helen #12

Pearly Queen said...

Remind me again what an ATC is?

Your owl is lovely - I never used to like owls but they are growing on me. There is a little variety here that is called a Chouette and there are a couple that frequent my garden. They are very noisy and squabble with each other. /the other birds aren't too keen on them either...

Rita said...

Hello Again. Fabulous desk this week. What lovely boot sale buys too. I hope you enjoy your day. Hugs Rita 75 xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Jo that owl stuffie is simply awesome work.. and also really love the seaside dumflings too, your work is simply amazing! such brilliant work and talent; thanks for sharing Happy WOYWW Shaz in oz. x #73 PS thanks for popping over too. :D

Jaki Morris said...

Don't mean to be dim, but what or who is a dumfling?!!
I love that owl, so cute

Take care

Jakix #83

Angie said...

Wow ...where to start ...that owl is so cute....lucky person who is recieving it....and then there are the minitures ...and the sea scapes .....and the fushia picture all magnificant....I so love your work. xx#10

SueH said...

Oh Jo, how cute is that little owl, I just love the expression on his face.
You have so much on your table this week it’s hard to know where to begin but what a lucky find in those embroidered napkins and tray cloth. You don’t see things like that often these days. I can remember stitching a little set like that myself many years ago.

Happy Crafting!

Sue x
# 62
Glad you liked the ATC.

Ann B said...

So much goodness on your desk (and surrounds) today - love the owl, so cute and recycled as well. Beautiful ATC and dumflings and can see I need to have a look at both of those mags now I have the sewing bug.

Thanks for visiting me.
Ann B
#65

okienurse said...

Love the little owl...so cute! Love all the dumfings (right word?) that you guys are making and the ATC Sue did is awesome. Thanks for visiting my blog. Vickie #36

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Elizabeth said...

Hi Jo, love the little owl - and made from a Laura Ashley sweater, no less! Love all the bits and pieces on your desk today ... hope you get time to enjoy reading those mags :) Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #85

MrsC.x said...

O EM G!!! how cute is that owl???!!!

TFS Happy WOYWW xx Charlie.xx #72

Laura said...

What a lovley little owl.
Have a good week,
Laura
95
x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I like your seaside dumflings very much - a change from the flowers but one that works well.
And you always find good stuff at car boots! I just don't have the knack....
Hugs, LLJ #60 xx

Anne said...

Your owl is a cutie. Bon Voyage little owl. Lots of lovely creativeness on your desk. Thanks for sharing Anne x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...there are always so many loVely things to look at when I visit your desk, glad your shop is filling up nicely, thanks for dropping me earlier, have a wonderful week...Mel :)

Di said...

Just love the owl Jo - gorgeous! And those dumfings are super - hugs, Di xx

BJ said...

Twit Twoo your owl is so cute. BJ#18

akilli melek said...

just love those little dumfings
caroline (akilli melek) #86

Morti said...

Oooh - the seascape dumflings look lovely, you'll have to let me know when they're in the shop cos I think I might just have to buy one!

Thanks for stopping by....

April said...

Wow! so many pretties on your desk! Love your little owl, I can't help but think he may need bigger wings to fly all the way to Oz :o) April #88 x

Angelfish said...

There are always lots of interesting things to see here :o) That owl is just too cute xx
Fiona #139

Karen said...

What lovely flowers, poppies are one of my many absolute favourites! Thanks for stopping by my site. Karen T, 77 x

Craftychris said...

Love the little owl, gorgeous and so many yummy things to look at on your desk! Have a good week xx #104

Carol said...

Beautiful owl. What a lot of wonderful work on your desk.
Carol xx

scrappymo! said...

Very sweet little upscale "laura" owl! Hope he enjoys his journey.

You had somegreat scores at the car boot sale and looks like you have been very busy!

Kezzy said...

Wow such gorgeous creations on your desk and on the window sill. Ahhhhhh the owl is so cute and the ATC is fantastic. Happy woyww :-) Kezzy x